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Starting in July of 2017, the Chilean winery, Haras de Pirque, belongs to the Antinori family which, up to now, has contolled a part of the company in a joint venture.
The company, made up of more than 100 hectares of vineyards and a horseshoe shaped wine cellar, is located in the northern part of the Maipo Valley, known as “Chilean Chianti” for its position between a river and the hills.
It is a zone particularly adapted for wine production thanks to a perfect combination of reliefs and oceanic influences, pure air and large open areas.
Fascinated by these particularities, in 2003 Marchese Piero Antinori decided to deepen his knowledge of this splendid country and its potential.
Thus begins the path of the Antinori family in Chile and its collaboration with Haras de Pirque, one of the most authoritative producers of the area. The collaboration between the two families (Antinori e Matte) was the first step in the creation of Albis wine, fruit of the union between an international grape, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, an excellent Chilean grape.
It is an unusual combination for a full bodied wine which is elegant and perfectly balanced in structure. The collaboration saw a progressively growing participation by the Antinori family who then began to directly manage the vineyards and winemaking process. It culminated with the complete acquisition of the estate.
“We are very happy to be able to continue our Chilean adventure,” explains Albiera Antinori, president ofi Marchesi Antinori. “Haras de Pique has fascinated us with its beauty and the particularities of its terroir since the beginning. We will continue the road towards quality, especially working on Carménère, a varietal which will certainly give much satisfaction”.
Haras de Pirque, definitively becomes part of the Antinori family property: more than 2,000 hectares in Italy, 1.541 in Tuscany and Umbria, 56 in Piemonte, circa 350 in Puglia, 60 in Lombardia (Franciacorta) and another 618 in the rest of the world among the United States, Hungary, Chile, Malta and Romania.